How Tall Can Trees Grow?

One study found that Douglas firs have the highest theoretical height, but most of the world’s tallest trees are redwoods.

The tallest tree in the world, a California redwood, stands 379 feet tall, or slightly taller than a football field is long. Redwoods of the past that have since been cut down probably stood even taller, and may even have reached the theoretical maximum height for trees.

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Dr. Stephanie Schuttler

The Fancy Scientist

Dr. Stephanie Schuttler is a wildlife biologist with 17 years in the field. She started the “Fancy Scientist” blog to share her love of animals, conservation, and science to inspire and connect people to nature. Stephanie grew up in Buffalo, NY. taught by her parents to love animals.

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Aquarium Beginnings

Underwater ecosystems

Back in 1830, the word “Aquarium” (Latin) referred to a drinking place for cattle, like a watering trough. The Victorian mania for the use of indoor aquariums began with the book “The Aquarium,” published in 1854 by English naturalist Philip Henry Gosse[1].

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Why Are Moths Attracted To Light?

Is there any science behind it?

I expected there to be a straightforward, single answer to this inquiry. But no, this seems to be a mystery. Nocturnally active moths are usually attracted to light sources as you have noticed. This event is known as positive phototaxis.

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Cattle Mutilations

Some cases contained anomalies that could not be accounted for by conventional wisdom.

Cattle mutilations hit their peak in the 70s when hundreds of cases were reported in Colorado and New Mexico. Because of newspapers, radio, and television, reports were getting to millions of people within a day of the deaths.

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Roxy the Biologist

“I’ve mainly been sharing information, but also doing posts reminding people that we can’t achieve environmental justice without achieving social justice. It’s amazing to see people, myself included, taking the time to learn more, stepping up and seeing what we can do to do better.”

Roxy Furman holds a First Class honors degree in BSc Zoology (INT)[1] with a study abroad year in Australia. She has a Master’s degree in Wildlife Filmmaking[2] from the University of the West of England Bristol, a course run in conjunction with The BBC Studios Natural History Unit (NHU)[3].

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Mariana Trench

How low can you go?

The Mariana Trench is located in the Pacific Ocean, just east of the 14 Mariana Islands (11″21′ North, 142″ 12′ East) near Japan. As you probably already know, it is the deepest part of the earth’s oceans and the deepest location of the earth itself. It was created by ocean-to-ocean subduction, a phenomenon in which a plate topped by oceanic crust is subducted beneath another plate topped by oceanic crust.

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Do Frogs Drink Water?

Ice water with lemon please.

Toads start out as tadpoles, fully aquatic, living in freshwater. They breathe through their gills by absorbing oxygen from the water. This is called cutaneous respiration. This continues until, in about 16 weeks, they have developed into frogs and now have lungs.

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Sage Fitzgerald’s Adventures in Coral

taxonomy [ tak-son-uh-mee ]
noun
Biology. the science dealing with the description, identification, naming, and classification of organisms.

Sage Fitzgerald is a Ph.D. student with the Climate Change Cluster at The University of Technology Sydney and a Research Assistant at the Museum of Tropical Queensland and ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. I recently heard her research on coral on a podcast that I have included below.

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Why Are Some Eggs Brown, Some White?

Which one should I eat.

When I go into the grocery store I see the expensive brown eggs and then there are the affordable white eggs. I’ve asked some folks the difference and they either don’t know or they tell me the brown ones are superior and I shouldn’t eat the white ones. I was confused?

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